Concert Hall

One of Australia’s most spectacular concert venues

The QPAC Concert Hall is a versatile venue that is perfect for a range of performances from large orchestral concerts to stand-up comedy.

The QPAC Concert Hall is one of Australia's most spectacular concert venues. The distinctive architecture and acoustics work to deliver a memorable and intimate performance to each of the 1,600 seats in the front of stage auditorium. The seating capacity can expand to 1,800 when the choir balcony seats are used.

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Concert Hall Stalls
Concert Hall Stalls

Concert Hall Balcony and Boxes
Concert Hall Balcony and Boxes

Concert Hall Reverse Seating Mode
Concert Hall Reverse Seating Mode

The Concert Hall adapts to a range of events including classical and popular music, jazz, stand-up comedy, graduation ceremonies and award presentations. Towering above the stage, the magnificent Klais Grand Organ, with its impressive array of 6,500 pipes, forms the central architectural focus of the space.

The Concert Hall faces Melbourne Street and is directly opposite the South Brisbane train station on Grey Street. The closest parking is at the Performing Arts Car Park, although the Art Gallery/Museum car park is also close by, as is the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Grey Street entrance.

The safety of QPAC visitors and staff is our highest priority.

We’ve updated our cloaking policy to ensure everyone can safely enjoy their visit to QPAC.

Items larger than A4 must be left at the Cloak Room

Items such as backpacks and oversize items including large handbags and umbrellas present a trip hazard and are not permitted within QPAC theatres.

To avoid delaying your entry to the theatre, we strongly encourage patrons to avoid bringing to QPAC any items larger than an A4 sheet of paper. Backpacks, umbrellas and items – including handbags – larger than A4, must be left at one of our Cloak Rooms.

A large bag is defined as measuring 30cm long and 21cm wide or larger, or a bag that QPAC staff consider to be of an irregular size and which may create an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of patrons if permitted within QPAC theatres.

To ensure the safety and security of all patrons, QPAC reserves the right to inspect all bags and personal belongings that patrons wish to take into the theatres. Searches will be carried out courteously and discreetly.

Cloak Rooms are located at each theatre and are available to patrons with a valid ticket to a performance on that day.

If you are unsure whether a bag or other item needs to be cloaked, please seek guidance from QPAC Cloak Room staff.


Box Office and Cloakroom

The Box Office and cloakroom for the Concert Hall are located on Level M. Large bags and umbrellas must be left at the cloakroom.

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Booster Cushions

A limited number of QPAC booster cushions are available and patrons are encouraged to bring their own soft cushions (not car booster seats) to avoid disappointment.

Eat & Drink

There are three dining options located on the ground level of QPAC, just moments from your theatre seats. The Lyrebird, Cafe and Bistro are all licensed and have a variety of meals to choose from.

The foyer bar and merchandise stand are located on the Stalls level (Level 2 in the lift). The foyer bar also sells light snacks and there are vending machines for chocolates and other items. An additional bar is located on the balcony level (Level 4).

Check with the bar staff during your visit, but it is usually OK to take drinks into the theatre, as long as they are in plastic cups.

Toilets

The best toilets for the Concert Hall are on Level TM. There are additional toilets on Levels M and 4 and downstairs from Door 6 on the Grey Street side of the foyer. Wheelchair accessible toilets are on the ground level and Levels LM, 2 and 4. There are baby change facilities in the toilets on Level TM.

Lifts

Three lifts provide access to the Concert Hall foyers from the ground floor. Check your ticket for your door number and go to Level 2 for doors 1-10, or Level 4 for all other doors. Unless you have specifically booked wheelchair accessible seating, it is likely that your visit to QPAC will involve some stairs, so please check at the time of booking or call 136 246 if you have mobility issues.

What should I wear?

It's not necessary to get dressed up to come to QPAC, although if you are coming to a gala event, it is likely that guests will be dressed to attend a special occasion. Usually smart casual dress is perfect. Because all of our theatres are air conditioned, you may want to bring a light wrap or jacket, especially if you are dressed for Brisbane summer weather.


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